Antibiotics before dental work

Published: October, 2007

In an important change, the American Heart Association has scaled back its recommendations on who needs to take antibiotics before dental work. The full guidelines emphasize taking care of your teeth rather than taking antibiotics to prevent an infection during dentistry.

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